Botetourt Co. Historic Museum to host ribbon cuttings in Fincastle


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Botetourt County Historical Museum is holding back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies Monday in honor of its new location and the opening of AvenueBlack, a new boutique.

Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce officials said the event will begin at AvenueBlack at 3 p.m. before moving one block to the museum’s new location at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25.

AvenueBlack is located at 22 South Roanoke Street in Fincastle, and the new location of the Botetourt County Historical Museum is at 26 East Main Street also in Fincastle.

The boutique offers clothing, home decor and accessories in a recently refurbished historic Fincastle building.

“The town of Fincastle has a rich history and I am honored to join a growing business community
where people from across the region — and beyond — can shop and explore,” said AvenueBlack owner Ranelle Simmons.

After the shop’s open house, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on the street for the Botetourt County Historical Museum. Trade officials told WFXR News that the museum has been closed for months while their new location is renovated and artifacts are moved to the new location.

“The Botetourt County Historical Museum is thrilled to finally reopen in our new location. It has been a real time of transition for us, but we couldn’t be happier in our new space and we look forward to welcoming visitors and scholars from all over again,” said General Manager Lynsey Allie.

County officials are calling on everyone to celebrate the “mixing of the new with the old” on Monday to celebrate Fincastle’s new attractions.

“It’s not often that we have an opportunity like this to merge a new retail business, with the reopening of a historic museum that has been in town since 1966. This sets a great example of the opportunities that exist. in the region that bring tourism to Botetourt and retail businesses, encouraging our communities and visitors to buy locally,” said Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Khari Ryder. to build community is what we do here at the House and we are happy to be part of this celebration right here in Fincastle.”

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